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ERIC Number: ED559613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 274
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-62396-670-6
The State Role in School Turnaround: Emerging Best Practices
Rhim, Lauren Morando, Ed.; Redding, Sam, Ed.
Center on School Turnaround at WestEd
This publication explores the role of the state education agency (SEA) in school turnaround efforts. An emphasis is placed on practical application of research and best practices related to the SEA's critical leadership role in driving and supporting successful school turnaround efforts. The publication is organized around the four goals of WestEd's Center on School Turnaround: (1) Create a pro-turnaround statutory and regulatory environment; (2) Administer and manage turnaround efforts effectively; (3) Provide targeted and timely technical assistance to local education agencies and schools; and (4) Advocate and lead to build support for local turnaround efforts. Written by leading researchers and practitioners actively engaged in the work, each chapter includes: (1) A brief literature review; (2) Examples from SEAs and/or concrete examples of proposed SEA practices; and (3) Action principles for the SEA. Following the Foreword (Bryan Hassel); Introduction to the State Role in School Turnaround: Emerging Best Practice (Lauren Morando Rhim and Sam Redding); and the first chapter, Evolution of School Turnaround (Sam Redding and Lauren Morando Rhim), this volume contains four sections composed of chapters by various authors. Section A: Advocate and Lead--(1) Leveraging the Bully Pulpit: Optimizing the Role of the Chief State School Officer to Drive, Support, and Sustain Turnaround (Lauren Morando Rhim and Sam Redding); and (2) Engaging Local School Boards to Catalyze, Support, and Sustain School Turnaround (Lauren Morando Rhim). Section B: Create a Pro-Turnaround Environment--(1) Successful School Turnarounds through Labor-Management Partnerships: The Role for State Education Agencies (Ken Futernick and Adam Urbanski); (2) Building Human Capital Pipelines: Examining the Role of the State Education Agency (Dennis Woodruff and Cyrillene Clark); and (3) The State's Role in Supporting Data Use to Drive School Turnaround (Daniel Player, Michael Kight, and William Robinson). Section C: Administer and Manage State Turnaround--(1) The State of the State: New SEA Structures for a New Approach to Turnaround (Justin Cohen and Alison Segal); (2) State Approaches to Turnaround in ESEA Flexibility Plans (Carole Perlman and Susan Hanes); (3) Leveraging Technology to Accelerate School Turnaround (Janet S. Twyman); and (4) Evaluating the State Turnaround Strategy (Daniel Aladjem). Section D: Provide Technical Assistance to LEAs and Schools--(1) Engaging State Intermediate Agencies to Support School Turnaround (Eileen Reed and Sally Partridge); (2) Navigating the Market: How State Education Agencies Help Districts Develop Productive Relationships with External Providers (Julie Corbet); (3) Turnaround Communities of Practice: Addressing the Urgency (Kelly Stuart, Julie Duffield, and Sylvie Hale with contributions by Anu Advani and Libby Rognier); (4) Fostering Success for English Learners in Turnaround Schools: What State Education Agencies Need to Know and Be Able to Do (Robert Linquant); (5) Building Rural District Capacity for Turnaround (Sam Redding and Herbert J. Walberg); (6) Big Sky Hope: How Montana's SEA Supports Turnaround in American Indian Schools (Denise Juneau, Mandy Smoker Broaddus, and Deborah Halliday); and (7) Building Leadership Capacity in Native American Schools: The Principal Leadership Academy (Pam Sheley). Individual chapters contain references. Authors' biographies are included.
Center on School Turnaround at WestEd. 1000 G Street Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center on School Turnaround at WestEd
Identifiers - Location: Montana
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B120015